Amish Cinnamon Friendship Bread (with starter!!)
- Complexity: easy
Delicious Amish Cinnamon Friendship bread with starter recipe. This is what friendship is truly about, sharing coffee and bread with friends!
Step by Step Directions
For the Starter: To prepare the starter batch, mix yeast with 1/2 cup hot water until yeast is dissolved. Add 1 1/2 cup hot water, 1 cup milk, 1 cup flour and 1 cup sugar. Mix until blended. Use whisk if needed. You now have enough batter for 4 portions.
In three Ziploc freezer bags, add 1 cup of batter to each bag. These can be given away or used immediately.
In your bowl will be a remaining one cup of batter. You can use this immediately following the directions below.
For the Bread: Okay, with your 1 cup of batter, add remaining ingredients (except the last two). Mix. Will be slightly lumpy, that’s okay.
In two loaf pans, grease generously. I like to grease my pans, lay parchment paper on just the bottom of the pan, then grease again! After greasing the pan, sprinkle with a cinnamon-sugar mix.
Divide batter between two pans then generously top each battered pan with remaining cinnamon sugar mix. This is what provides a nice crunchy cinnamon layer on the bread, very important!
Bake in a 325-degree oven for about one hour.
Cool about ten minutes in pan, then remove to cooling racks. Delicious served hot or cold (with butter of course)! Enjoy.